Valentino's and other Parks, Torino

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On Po river's banks and all around the city

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    Medioeval village

    by caldarrosta Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Medieval village

    This is a must seen activities.
    It's great to walk through the whole village, which is terrific.
    You can take the chance to be involved in tours, if you ask. Or you can just walk around and think about yourself as a old knight, fiting for your woman.
    You can also drink or dining even, but it is not a cheap place.

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    Parco del Valentino

    by draguza Written Feb 4, 2009
    Valentino Park

    The park was opened in 1630 on a project by Carlo Cognengo di Castellamonte and later completed by the designer's son Amedeo in 1660. In 1864 it was partially redesigned by French designer Barillet with a better layout of avenues and lanes, little woods, artificial dales, a small riding-track and a mini-lake, later dried out and used as skating rink during the Winter season.

    The great International Exhibitions of 1884, 1898, 19021, 1922, and 1928 were held in the park grounds. A pleasantly flowered dale crossed by streams and full of flowers beds, with a nearby rock garden was created for the 1961 Exhibition. The rose garden was created in 1965 and was later enlarged for the Flor 62 Flower Show.

    The park contains a host of prestigious buildings

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    great place to jog in a sunny afternoon

    by sylina Written Mar 26, 2008

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    It was always a nice experience to stroll along the PO. It became my favourite place in Torino to spend a sunny afternoon. Many ppl were cycling, jogging paddling there.. I walked/jogged from my fren's house (near FIAT) to Valentino park -> Piazza Vittorio -> Sassi tram station -> back to Piazza Castello... cost me more than 6 hours.. :)

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  • La Mandria

    by Jetgirly Written Dec 24, 2005

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    La Mandria is a park located in Veneria, just north of the city center. To reach Veneria, take Bus #9, #11 or #72 (about forty-five minutes by bus). From the bus it is about a forty minute walk to the park entrance, meaning that this park is best accessed by people with vehicles (there is ample free parking outside the park). Inside, you will find the former hunting residences of the Savoy family, including royal apartments, churches, farmhouses ( cascine ) and stables. Services provided inside the park include bicycle rental (recommended by me as the park is huge and impossible to cover by foot) and horseback riding. There is an information center at the entrance to the park.

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  • La Colle Madellena

    by Jetgirly Written Mar 19, 2005

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    La Colle Madellena is a hill inside the Parco della Rimembranza, on both the red and blue trails. At the top of the hill is a giant statue which I assume is of Madellena, regardless it is beautiful and the views from the top are spectacular.

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  • Parco della Rimembranza

    by Jetgirly Written Mar 19, 2005

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    Located in La Collina on the other side of the River Po, Parco della Rimembranza is a large park with beautiful walking trails, scenic views, playgrounds and wildlife. The blue trail winds through the park in about four and a half kilometers, the red trail is a moderately easy seven kilometers and can be walked in two hours (the sign says three but disregard it). Bus service is infrequent, though the park can be accessed by the #70 from Corso Fiume.

    Look how tiny the Mole Antonelliana looks from the top of the park!

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    Il Castello medioevale

    by piccolina Written Sep 9, 2004

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    The Medieval Village stands with a natural attitude on the banks of the Po and within its walls one feels a friendly village atmosphere. Everything is designed to appear absolutely "real".
    Its constructive details were chosen with great care and expertise and all devices possible were applied to welcome the visitors and immerse them into a world totally different from the surrounding environment (in 1884 the World's Fair, later the Parco del Valentino).

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    Castello del Valentino

    by sierralyndon Written May 3, 2003

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    The castle is located in a park on the banks of the River Po. When we were there, the grounds were over-run by people out to get some sunshine.

    We wandered along to the other side of the river and sat down to admire the castle. Well worth it! Far fewer people.

    The castle itself was designed in tribute to a Lady Cristina of France, which explains the "french style" roofs. It now houses the university's faculty of architecture.

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    Medieval Village (Borgo Medievale)

    by Galahad Written Feb 25, 2003

    There are 2 elements to the Borgo Medievale. The whole is an artificial creation of a 15th Century community, it was built between 1882 to 1884 to accompany the Great Italian Exhibition in Turin in 1854. Entrance to the village is free but there is a charge for the fortress. There is a little guide leaflet in English as well as Itaian. The guided tour forr the fortress is in Italian. Open 09.00 to 19.00 in winter & 09.00 to 20.00 in summer.

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    River Po recently inundated...

    by lichinga Written Sep 12, 2002

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    River Po recently inundated the lower areas of the city, leaving behind a lot of mud, destruction (though not so severe as in tropical areas) and also a few extra strips of sandy beaches at the bottom of the Borgo Medievale. Of course, it's unthinkable of diving and swimming in the river wa

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    The picture shows the so...

    by lichinga Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The picture shows the so called Borgo Medioevale, the perfect reconstruction of a Medieval urban area, built on the shore of river Po, in central Torino's Valentino Park.

    Torino is a city of many historical caffé (cafeterias), They are very nice and it's wiorth spending some time in them, sipping chocolate or 'marocchino' (a special coffe, milk and chocolate hot beverage they prepare here).
    The very nice and unique experience is to taste bicerin. The basis is still coffe, but chocalate and hazelnuts cream is added and the whole thing is served hot and topped with cream. The most famous place to have this is the tiny and familiar bar El Bicerin, in piazza della Consolata, within the most ancient part of Torino historical centre.

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    Fiume Po (meaning the river...

    by QuimG Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Fiume Po (meaning the river Po) is a place with a lot of different possibilities: walk by the parks on the riverside, got to Murazzi to have a drink, to row across the river with canoes, footing, biking, ... and also enjoy the view.

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    The people at Turin like...

    by deadyn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The people at Turin like during the spring or summer go along the Po where there is a San Valentin park,very nice green space whit many bar,restaurant.
    In this park is good to visit a medieval village build same a true medieval town. In the winner is easy to see the black and white Turin at the football match.

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    The castle within the Borgo...

    by lichinga Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The castle within the Borgo Medievale, in wintertime, when trees loose their leaves creating strange design in the parks.

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